Veeks (52) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Grassy and cloudy with citrus notes really nice 45th birthday gift from. My lady
AirForceHops (2340) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ML bottle. Bottled 5/12/ 2009. Aroma is big orange peel, smells like a sliced orange. Coriander and orange are the main flavors.Decent carbonation and noticeable lacing around the glass. Light bodied, nice mouth feel. I think it is a well put together beer for the style. I hate to use the word "Average" however that’s really what it is. Sampled with liveFREEorRye.
robforbes (2001) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a very cloudy yellow, and a very small white head that dissipates rapidly.
smell of wheat, citrus, and some spice in the back.
taste is of citrus, wheat, and spice, ends with some dryness.
swoopjones (4885) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml. Light yellow pour. Lemon lime soda like effervescent aroma. Taste has a 7up like sweet sugar flavor, lime & lemon. Light corinader spice. easy drinky uncomplcated wit
hayduke (3073) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 750 ml corked and caged bottle this poured a cloudy lemonade color with a very large and long lasting head and good lacing rings as it settled. The nose is pine, citrus,and coriander. Somewhat fizzy mouthfeel. The flavor shows a lot of fruit and the finish is light.
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - MAY 11, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Intense lemon aroma, moderately sweet. Cloudy yellow body, small white head. Mild fruity flavor, with coriander and yeast. Light finish. Very refreshing.
Nuffield (3536) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I can’t help thinking about Des Moines, Iowa and assuming that this must be "fairly plain, perfectly respectable, not something you make as a destination". This beer is a little thin but has a decent flavor profile of fruit (banana and citrus) and spice. Decent. Just like Des Moines. 750 ml bottle.
josarah (111) - Hinesburg, Vermont, USA - FEB 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle: large white head, citrus aroma, hazy yellow color. The previous description of lemon-soda like was close. Very drinkable, nice spicy, just difficult to break the spicy down
17thfloor (2412) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light hazy yellow with lots of fine tiny bubbles and a small white sudsy froth. Strong citrus aroma of lemon-grass and pine with light hints coriander, soft ripe banana and wheat. Tart citric lemon first taste that is quickly quelled by soft wheat. I like the tartness a lot, however, its funny I would have guessed that the wheat was malted as its not gritty tasting. The spices are barely noticeable as the tart/sourness really is the focus. The licorice root and coriander play nicely together but are very faint. Crisp lemon, licorice and a touch of banana in the finish. The licorice and banana flavors really do taste like a juicy pear. Light bodied with light but very sharp carbonation, mine is not nearly as carbonated as others indicate, it is very clean and yea... lemon-soda-like.
GarrettB (841) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
It’s hard to say no to a fancified beer like this, the Blanches des Moines, complete with ornate drop cap. With a lighter wallet and a full glass I dive into the beer with relish. A semi-thick head clambers to the rim of the glass, with larger bubbles exploding into miniaturized versions. The body is very cloudy, looking like a full glass of melted butter. Dry orange rind, clove, juniper and evergreen needles lunge out and grab the nose amidst a wheaty backdrop, commanding the attention of your entire olfactory faculty. The flavor is similarly dry at first, but comes with a surprise burst of sweetness right before the aftertaste. Bright and crisp, the Blanche Des Moines delivers a lemon and wheat sparkle, before hitting the drinker with the concluding sweet banana esters. Served fresh and cold, this is a wonderful beer for the Spring season.